VIDEO : Two Rail Unions Sign Contracts with New Jersey Transit
NEW JERSEY - Two rail unions have signed contracts with New Jersey Transit, averting a potential strike. Unions representing Locomotive Engineers and Conductors reached tentative agreements with the agency Monday, being the last of 11 rail unions to do so. New Jersey Transit previously said fares may be raised to cover the costs associated with the new contracts. The other nine rail unions had signed contracts after a tentative agreement was reached back in March. Specific details on the contracts aren't immediately available, and talks of an increase in fair prices have not been announced. The unions were working without a contract for about five years.